A review of ONE

A very positive review of One by David McWilliam at Strange Horizons.

He says: ‘One is a significant contribution to an illustrious post-apocalyptic tradition that includes Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend (1954), John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids (1951), Russell Hoban’s Riddley Walker (1980), Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006), and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later (2002). Whereas there is often a sense of distance between the reader and the devastated world of the protagonist in post-apocalyptic narratives, Williams grabs you by the hair and forces you to stare at the more grisly elements of this mortally wounded world. As a result One packs an enormous emotional punch. In short, One is an absolute triumph: a novel that shows that literary horror still holds enormous potential to move and challenge its readership.’

The full review is available here.